Duty of care: Meeting the aged care workforce challenge

Read CEDA's report on Australia's aged care workforce challenge.

Our People

CEDA's leadership group has expertise and experience across public policy, business and academia.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors provides strategic advice and includes Australian business and policy leaders.

Diane Smith-Gander AO

Chairman, CEDA

Diane is a professional non-executive director maintaining a diverse portfolio over varying types of entities, industries and geographies.

She is an advocate for gender equity and a past president of Chief Executive Women. Diane is non-executive director of AGL Energy, HBF Health, DDH1 and Keystart Loans group, and in 2021 was named as Chair of fintech company Zip. In the Federal Government sphere, she chairs the member body for Safe Work Australia. She serves pro bono as Chair of the Business School Advisory Board for the University of Western Australia and Deputy Chair of the Council for Methodist Ladies’ College.

Melinda Cilento

Chief Executive, CEDA

Melinda is a company director, economist and experienced senior executive.

She is a Non-Executive Director of Australian Unity and Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia. Melinda is also a member of the Parliamentary Budget Office panel of expert advisors. Melinda was previously a Non-Executive Director with Woodside Petroleum, Commissioner with the Productivity Commission and Deputy CEO and Chief Economist with the Business Council of Australia. Melinda has also previously held senior roles with the Federal Department of Treasury, Invesco and the International Monetary Fund.

Professor Jeff Borland

Truby Williams Professor of Economics, University of Melbourne

Jeff Borland is Truby Williams Professor of Economics at the University of Melbourne. 

His main research interests are analysis of labour markets in Australia, program and policy evaluation and design, and Australian economic history. Jeff is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, and in 2010 he was the Visiting Professor of Australian Studies at Harvard University.

In 2018 he was a member of the expert panel appointed by the Commonwealth Minister for Jobs and Small Business to review the employment services system in Australia.

Jeff Connolly

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens

Jeff Connolly is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens in the Australia Pacific region.

With 380,000 employees worldwide, Siemens is the leader in industrial software, automation and electrification technologies. In addition to leading Siemens in the region, Jeff Connolly is instrumental in areas such as the Germany-Australia relationship, Industry 4.0, the future of energy and smart infrastructure.

Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM

Board Director, CEDA

Gordon has over 30 years’ experience in public policy and administration, including Australia, Asia and globally.

His areas of professional policy expertise include macro, financial and international economics; natural resource and environmental management; climate change; energy markets; the integration of security and economics in strategic policy; international organisations; institutional design and governance; and public-sector management and governance.
 
Gordon has served as Secretary of the Department of the Environment and Energy and in senior positions in the Prime Minister’s Department, in Treasury, the Reserve Bank and as G20 Sherpa. He has worked as a Professor of Economics and is now an Honorary Professor and Distinguished Policy Fellow at the Australian National University, Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra, and Non-Resident Fellow at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.
 
Gordon has a doctorate in economics from the ANU, received a Public Service Medal for his work on the G20, and was made a Knight in France’s Legion of Honour for G20 and public service.

Ming Long AM

Board Director, CEDA

Ming Long is an influential leader with non-executive director experience in a broad range of industries, including financial services, funds and investment management and real estate.

She has held leadership positions including CEO and CFO roles with a track record of taking on challenging roles, including successfully navigating the global financial crisis. She is the first Asian woman to lead an ASX-100 or 200 listed entity in Australia. Ming is the Chair of AMP Capital Funds Management Limited, is Deputy Chair of Diversity Council of Australia, a Director of QBE Insurance (Australia and Pacific), CEDA, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, and on the advisory board for YBF Ventures to support the Fintech industry in Melbourne.

Megan Motto

Chief Executive Officer, Governance Institute of Australia

Megan Motto is the Chief Executive Officer of the Governance Institute of Australia.

The Governance Institute of Australia is the only fully independent professional association with a sole focus on whole-of-organisation governance. Prior to this appointment, she was the CEO of Consult Australia, the association for professional services firms within the built and natural environment.

Megan is also currently a Director of Standards Australia and a National Director for the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA). Megan has a BA/BEd, a MA in Communications Management and is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Dr Pradeep Philip

Lead Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

Pradeep has worked at the highest levels of public policy in Australia.

He has served as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services in Victoria, CEO of LaunchVic, and Associate Director General of the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Queensland. Pradeep holds a PhD in Economics and Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the University of Queensland.

Miriam Silva

Board Director, CEDA

Miriam has more than 20 years’ experience across multiple industries including pharmaceuticals, banking and agriculture as well as diverse board experience.

Miriam has previously been the Director of TAFE South Australia, Chief Operating Officer for FleetPartners, the General Manager Commercial Operations at Elders and prior to that held a number of roles with ANZ Banking Group.

Miriam is also a member of the University of SA Council, Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission (SA); member of the Premier's Council for Women (SA); Director at the South Australia Film Corporation; Director at the Islamic Museum of Australia; and Chair for Malek Fahd Islamic School. She volunteers with a number of organisations including the Muslim Women’s Association of SA, International Women’s Day Committee (SA) and Rotary International.

Rebecca Tomkinson

Chief Executive Officer (WA Operations), Royal Flying Doctor Service

Rebecca Tomkinson is the Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations).

She is accountable for the sustainability and success of an iconic WA organisation that provides life-saving aero medical and primary health services to the people of Western Australia. 

Rebecca brings a highly strategic, broad sector lens and strong executive experience to her role. Her professional contributions include leading transformational change, building sustainable business models, government relations, strategic policy development and stakeholder engagement. She has held advisory roles across a number of sectors and is deeply committed to the development of regional Western Australia – where she was raised and educated.

Rebecca is actively involved in building community and business capability. She chairs the Regional Development Council, serves on the Senate of Murdoch University and the Western Australian CEDA State Advisory Board President. She holds qualifications in community development, public policy and social impact.

Dr Ian J Watt AC

Chairman, BAE Systems

Dr Ian J Watt AC has had a long career as one of Australia’s most distinguished public servants, with nearly 20 years at the highest levels of the public service.

His most recent and most senior appointment was as Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and head of the Australian Public Service, a position he held from 2011 until the end of 2014.  Prior to that, he was Secretary of the Departments of Defence; Finance; and Communications, Information Technology and the Arts between 2001 and 2011.  Before that, he was Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 

Dr Watt is Chairman of BAE Systems Australia.  He also serves on the Boards of Citigroup Pty Ltd, Smartgroup Corporation, the Grattan Institute (University of Melbourne) and O’Connell Street Associates Pty Ltd, and is a Member of the Male Champions of Change.  He is also Chair of the National Innovation and Science Agenda Implementation Committee, Chair of the International Centre for Democratic Partnerships, and Chair of the Advisory Council of the SMART Infrastructure Facility at the University of Wollongong.

Leadership Team

CEDA's leadership group has expertise and experience across public policy, business and academia. At the helm of CEDA is Chairman, Diane Smith-Gander AO and Chief Executive, Melinda Cilento. The CEDA leadership team manage staff across Australia to deliver leading thinking, informed discourse and rigorous research to our members.

Melinda Cilento

Chief Executive, CEDA

Melinda is a company director, economist and experienced senior executive.

She is a Non-Executive Director of Australian Unity and Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia. Melinda is also a member of the Parliamentary Budget Office panel of expert advisors. Melinda was previously a Non-Executive Director with Woodside Petroleum, Commissioner with the Productivity Commission and Deputy CEO and Chief Economist with the Business Council of Australia. Melinda has also previously held senior roles with the Federal Department of Treasury, Invesco and the International Monetary Fund.

Jarrod Ball

Chief Economist, CEDA

Jarrod Ball joined CEDA as Chief Economist in 2017 with over 15 years of experience as an economist across the public and private sectors.

He has held senior roles at the Business Council of Australia, in EY’s advisory services practice and more recently at BHP. Jarrod also worked in the Federal Government and was a lead adviser on microeconomic reform for the Victorian Departments of Premier and Cabinet and Treasury and Finance.

He is a member of CEDA’s Council on Economic Policy and the Melbourne Economic Forum. Jarrod holds a Masters degree in Economics from Monash University and undergraduate degrees in Business (Economics) and Arts from the University of Southern Queensland.

Belinda Gleeson

Director, People and Culture, CEDA

Belinda Gleeson joined CEDA in 2019 as Director, People and Culture. 

With extensive HR experience across the telecommunications, engineering, consulting and public sector industries, Belinda is recognised for her influential engagement of executive leaders, authentic leadership style and ability to deliver practical HR solutions. 

Belinda’s previous experience has included executive level HR business partnering across sales, marketing, operations, technical and corporate functions coupled with the leadership of key HR projects in employee engagement, employee relations and talent management. Belinda holds a Bachelor of Arts (psychology/business management) and a Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, is a Board Member of the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute and an active community volunteer in local sporting clubs.

Joanne Lilley

Director, Content Programming, CEDA

As Director of Content Programming, Joanne is responsible for working with CEDA members, leaders and teams to identify and drive the themes and content for CEDA’s engagement program. 

Joanne brings deep expertise in helping organisations engage their audiences, build their brands and advance their objectives through powerful storytelling. Prior to joining CEDA, Joanne held senior roles in London, Hong Kong and Sydney driving Brand, Marketing, Communications and Engagement programs for financial and professional services organisations.

Mel Nelson

Director, Membership, CEDA

As Director of Membership, Mel Nelson is primarily responsible for membership, engagement and sponsorship.

Her focus is on expanding on and delivering a compelling value proposition for all CEDA members and to building a diverse, engaged and influential membership community aligned to CEDA’s purpose.
 
Mel has more than 10 years’ experience in membership-based organisations covering membership, partnerships, events and advocacy across a range of industries, including transport, biotechnology and the built environment. She is focused on building long-term strategic relationships with members and other stakeholders to ensure lasting benefits for members and partners.

Roxanne Punton

Director, Communications, CEDA

Roxanne Punton is Director of Communications for CEDA, overseeing CEDA's publication production, media management, online platforms, marketing and brand management. 

Roxanne has over 20 years' experience working as a journalist and chief of staff, for government, and in the private and not-for-profit sectors in Australia and internationally. Prior to joining CEDA, she gained extensive issues management experience across a range of public policy portfolios including health, IR, energy, earth resources, agriculture, women's affairs, education and the arts. Previous employers include the Victorian Premier's Private Office, the Victorian Department of Primary Industries and AMA Victoria.

Sharon Smyth

Chief Operations Officer, CEDA

Sharon is accountable for CEDA’s Finance and IT functions, and drives CEDA’s change agenda. 

Sharon has deep commercial and strategic expertise, having spent over 15 years working in operational and strategic roles at National Australia Bank. She has lead finance teams across sales, customer servicing, procurement and IT businesses, and has held a number of transformation, strategy development and project delivery roles covering new systems implementations, workforce and business process optimisation, and third party vendor management.

Sharon is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand. She is fascinated by new ideas, and firmly believes the best solutions evolve with broad engagement at all levels regardless of hierarchies.  She loves building teams and developing talent.

State Advisory council

CEDA’s State Advisory Councils comprise a diverse group of CEDA Trustees from business, academia and government who provide advice on local issues.

CEDA Council on Economic Policy

CEDA Council on Economic Policy, comprising some of Australia's best and brightest policy minds, guides CEDA's research agenda.

Dan Andrews

Head of Structural Policy Analysis Division, OECD

Dan Andrews leads to the OECD Economics Department’s research agenda on economic growth and productivity, which informs the OECD’s broader advice on structural reform prioritisation.
 
Between 2018 and 2020, he was Chief Adviser on Structural Reform and Macroeconomic Policy at the Australian Treasury.  In that role, Dan led an effort to integrate large-scale (administrative and commercial) microdata sources into the policy process and served as Co-Chair of the OECD Global Forum on Productivity. His research exploits micro-data to assess the causes of the global productivity slowdown, the potential scarring effects of recessions (including the pandemic) and the impact of structural reforms on growth. Prior to 2018, he was Deputy Head of Structural Policy Analysis Division and leader of the Productivity Workstream in the OECD Economics Department. Dan was a central banker at the Reserve Bank of Australia for a decade and undertook graduate studies at Harvard University, before joining the OECD in 2009.

Jarrod Ball

Chief Economist, CEDA

Jarrod Ball joined CEDA as Chief Economist in 2017 with over 15 years of experience as an economist across the public and private sectors.

He has held senior roles at the Business Council of Australia, in EY’s advisory services practice and more recently at BHP. Jarrod also worked in the Federal Government and was a lead adviser on microeconomic reform for the Victorian Departments of Premier and Cabinet and Treasury and Finance. 

He is a member of CEDA’s Council on Economic Policy and the Melbourne Economic Forum. Jarrod holds a Masters degree in Economics from Monash University and undergraduate degrees in Business (Economics) and Arts from the University of Southern Queensland.

Janeen Baxter

Professor of Sociology and Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families Over the Life Course, Institute for Social Science Research

Janeen Baxter is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course.

She is also a Group Leader in the Institute for Social Science Research at The University of Queensland where she leads research on family dynamics and social disadvantage. Janeen has research interests in social disadvantage, gender inequality, family dynamics, life course and longitudinal studies and has published widely in these areas, as well as supervising the research of numerous higher degree students and research fellows. She has held visiting positions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Manchester and the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at University College London.
 
Janeen has served on several editorial boards for national and international journals and has been a member and Chair of the College of Experts for the Australian Research Council. She is currently leading the Evaluation of the Try, Test and Learn Fund for the Australian Government Department of Social Services and has undertaken a number of other evaluations of major government programs. Janeen is an elected fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and a former member of its executive committee. She is currently a member of several government advisory committees and research advisory boards, including the Expert Advisory Board for the Singapore Longitudinal Early Development Study and 100 Families WA.

Professor Jeff Borland

Truby Williams Professor of Economics, University of Melbourne

Jeff Borland is Truby Williams Professor of Economics at the University of Melbourne. 

His main research interests are analysis of labour markets in Australia, program and policy evaluation and design, and Australian economic history. Jeff is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, and in 2010 he was the Visiting Professor of Australian Studies at Harvard University.

In 2018 he was a member of the expert panel appointed by the Commonwealth Minister for Jobs and Small Business to review the employment services system in Australia.

Andrew Charlton

Managing Director, Accenture Strategy, Australia and New Zealand

Andrew Charlton is founder of AlphaBeta and Managing Director at Accenture Strategy, Australia and New Zealand.

Andrew Charlton is a Managing Director at Accenture. He has senior experience in business, government and international institutions. After commencing his career with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), he received a Doctorate and Masters in Economics from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. From 2008-2010, through the period of the global financial crisis, he served as senior economic advisor to the Prime Minister of Australia and Australia’s senior government official to the G20 economic summits. He was the prime minister’s representative to conferences of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF). Andrew’s academic research covering international economics, trade and development has been published in leading international journals including the American Economic Review, World Trade Review and World Economy. He is the author of two books, Ozonomics (2007) and Fair Trade for All (2005), co-written with Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz.

Melinda Cilento

Chief Executive, CEDA

Melinda is a company director, economist and experienced senior executive.

She is a Non-Executive Director of Australian Unity and Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia. Melinda is also a member of the Parliamentary Budget Office panel of expert advisors. Melinda was previously a Non-Executive Director with Woodside Petroleum, Commissioner with the Productivity Commission and Deputy CEO and Chief Economist with the Business Council of Australia. Melinda has also previously held senior roles with the Federal Department of Treasury, Invesco and the International Monetary Fund.

Lynne Cockerell

Deputy Head of Economic Analysis, Reserve Bank of Australia

Lynne Cockerell is a Deputy Head of Economic Analysis at the Reserve Bank of Australia.

She has also held senior management positions in the Domestic Markets, International and Economic Research Departments. She worked for two years as a Policy Advisor in the Markets Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In these roles, she worked on a broad range of issues, including inflation and exchange rate modelling and macroeconomic forecasting, and the Bank’s international relations with the IMF, G-20 and others. Lynne holds a MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and BEc (Economics and Econometrics, Hons) from University of New South Wales.

Dr Catherine de Fontenay

Commissioner, Productivity Commission

After completing her PhD in 1998 at Stanford University, Catherine taught at the University of New South Wales.

She joined the University of Melbourne in 2001, and held roles in the Business School and the Economics Department. She has held visiting positions at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford University, and the Stern School of Business, New York University. Most recently she was an Associate Professor of Economics at the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne. 

Her research has been published in a number of international journals, including the American Economic Review, the RAND Journal of Economics, and the Journal of Industrial Economics. In competition economics, her research has focused on firm-to-firm negotiations, and how mergers or exclusive dealing contracts will affect negotiated outcomes. She has also researched topics from organisational economics and development economics.

Dr Jenny Gordon

Chief Economist, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Jenny Gordon joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in November 2019 as the Chief Economist in the new Office of the Chief Economist.

The office is providing economic analysis support for DFAT policy and program development across trade, investment, foreign policy and development assistance. Jenny joined DFAT from Nous Group, a management consultancy firm, where she was the Chief Economist. Her work at Nous ranged from the development of new innovation policy options using a human centred design approach to measuring the impact of earth and marine observing on the APEC economies.

Jenny spent 10 years with the Australian Productivity Commission, where she was the Principal Adviser, Research, providing oversight of the research program and quality assurance across the Commission’s inquiries. Jenny led the 2010 inquiry into reform of the not-for-profit sector, and the 2012 inquiry into the approaches to regulatory reform, as well as a major role in the inquiries into reforming the aged care and the childcare systems, the inquiry into migration, and the Five year Productivity Review. On the research side Jenny led the research on productivity growth, industry assistance and trade, the digital economy, and measurement and analysis of the sources of disadvantage.

Prior to joining the Commission Jenny was a partner in the Centre for International Economics, an economic consultancy. She has a PhD in Economics from Harvard University, and started her professional career at the Reserve Bank of Australia in the exciting time of floating the Australian dollar and major financial liberalisation.

Dr Karen Hooper

Productivity Commissioner, Queensland Treasury

Karen joined Queensland Treasury as Productivity Commissioner in June 2021 following the transition of the Queensland Productivity Commission (QPC) into the Queensland Government.  

In her former role, Karen was the Chair and Principal Commissioner of the QPC. She has extensive policy and leadership experience gained from senior management roles at the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and The University of Queensland. Karen is an economist with a Ph.D in economics from The University of Queensland and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has been heavily involved in industry and community engagement and has considerable experience in applying insights and intelligence to support economic analysis and policy development. 

Karen has extensive networks in Queensland developed through a variety of roles. For 10 years, Karen was the RBA’s Senior Representative in Queensland and led the Bank's team of professional staff based in Brisbane. Karen was responsible for the Bank’s business liaison program in Queensland and specialised in industry and regional analysis with a particular interest in the tourism, education and resource sectors. At the RBA, she gained considerable experience in advising on the economic impact of external shocks through her responsibility for monitoring natural disasters in Queensland and supply-side disruptions and regulatory changes affecting Australia's key export sectors. Early in her career, Karen was Principal Economist at Queensland Treasury, where she worked on a diverse range of economic policy issues. 

Karen is a strong advocate for the role economists can play in helping to deliver improved community outcomes through evidence-based policy advice and community engagement. Karen worked for 10 years with the Queensland Economics Teachers’ Association to deliver seminars to high school economics students to promote an understanding of monetary policy and economic literacy. Karen was also a member of the Queensland University of Technology School of Economics and Finance External Advisory Committee, past President of The University of Queensland School of Economics Alumni and formerly an Executive Director of the Economic Society of Australia (Qld Branch). Karen is currently a CEDA Trustee and member of CEDA’s national council on economic policy, a member of Women on Boards, Secretary of the Queensland Branch of the Women in Economics Network (WEN) and a mentor in the WEN mentoring program.

Joanne Masters

Chief Economist, EY

Jo Masters joined EY as the Chief Economist Oceania in 2019.

Her passion for economics stems from her commitment in providing businesses with deep insights to the economy on a macro-level and what it means for them. She has been a part of the economic discussion in Australia for over 20 years and is a trusted advisor in economic and policy issues nationally, and on a global scale. Prior to EY, Jo was a senior economist at ANZ and spent over a decade at Macquarie Bank. She is an Executive Member of the Australian Business Economists and sits on the Advisory Board for the Financy Women’s Index.

Jo is a champion of driving women’s equality in the workforce and holds a strong passion for developing female financial literacy as well as promoting economics to young Australians. She believes economics is relevant and relatable to everyone in the community, and uses her public platform to encourage interest in the importance of understanding the impact of the macro-economy. Jo is committed to giving back to the community and has been involved with Gold Week at the Sydney Children’s Hospital, FoodBank and The Smith Family.

Jo has a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) from The University of Auckland, where she was awarded the Senior Prize in Economics. She also has a Master of Economics from The University of Sydney.

Rick Newnham

Project Principal, Wesfarmers

Prior to joining Wesfarmers, Rick worked at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA as the Chief Economist, and as an Economist for Shell around the world, including postings in Australia, the UK and the Middle East.

Rick is recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper and is an Ambassador for Australia Day. In 2011, Rick was awarded Young Western Australian of the Year for establishing Australia’s first non-partisan think-tank of young minds. Rick led the WA industry campaign to fix the GST which received the backing of the Productivity Commission when they adopted CCIWA’s proposal to change the GST formula.

The campaign was described by Prime Minister Scott Morrison as being "the most successful lobbying effort over the last few years". Rick was credited by The West Australian newspaper as having provided the “intellectual grunt” necessary to achieve the change which resulted in an additional $4.7 billion being returned to WA. Rick completed his undergraduate studies at UWA and post-graduate studies at Oxford University. His thesis at Oxford evaluated Uber and Airbnb’s government relations strategies worldwide for which he won the Oxford Business School prize.

Prof. Rachel Ong ViforJ

Professor of Economics, School of Economics, Finance and Property, Curtin University

Rachel Ong ViforJ is currently Professor of Economics at the School of Economics, Finance and Property, Curtin University.

Her key research interests revolve around housing and ageing issues in Australia. She is particularly interested in analysis of housing markets, the role of housing in the economy, intergenerational housing concerns, as well as the asset and debt decisions of older Australians. Rachel is a member of the National Economic Panel. She is an Australian representative on the Steering Committee for the Asia-Pacific Network for Housing Research. She was the recipient of the Young Economist Award in 2018.

Professor Julie Ratcliffe

Professor Health Economics, Matthew Flinders Fellow College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Julie Ratcliffe is the Mathew Flinders Professor of Health Economics in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University.

She is also the inaugural health and social care economics theme lead for the newly established Caring Futures Institute. This institute is committed to influencing and informing high-quality, safe, and reliable care to individuals and communities across the lifespan. Professor Ratcliffe has co-authored over 200 articles related to the economics of health and social care policy appearing in leading medical and discipline specific journals including Journal of the American Medical Association, British Medical Journal, Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics.

She holds Honorary Professorial appointments at the School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield and the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow. Professor Ratcliffe has been appointed to a number of committees including the South Australian Health Department’s Policy Advisory Committee on Health Technologies (SAPACT) and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Expert Advisory Group for the Development of Social Care Economic Evaluation Methods for NICE Social Care Guidelines. She is the current elected President of the Australian Health Economics Society (AHES).

David Reynolds

Chief Executive, SA Department of Treasury & Finance

My executive and management career includes more than twenty years’ experience in policy advice, financial management, and organisation and executive leadership. 

In 2015, I was appointed Chief Executive of the Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF), South Australia. At DTF, we’re working together to support the future prosperity and wellbeing of all South Australians. As Chief Executive I provide leadership and governance to the State budget, and oversee the strategic performance of government agencies across industrial relations, budget, taxation, superannuation, commercial and economics and accounting issues.

Prior to this current appointment, I held roles including Executive Director of the Budget Branch and Director of Gambling Policy. I am passionate about improving the public sector through organisational development and a ‘staff first’ approach. I place a strong focus on gender equality and staff leadership and collaboration. I have completed a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the University of Adelaide, I am a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and also a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia.

CEDA Leadership Council

The CEDA Leadership Council is an advisory body comprised of eminent Australians who meet throughout the year to provide guidance and insight for CEDA's research agenda.

Elizabeth Bryan AM

Elizabeth is Chairman of Virgin Australia Limited, Chairman of IAG, Chairman of Insurance Manufacturers of Australia, a Director of Westpac Banking Corporation, a member of the Takeovers Panel and President of YWCA NSW. 
 
Prior to becoming a professional director, Elizabeth served for six years as Managing Director of Deutsche Asset Management and its predecessor organisation, NSW State Superannuation Investment and Management Corporation. Elizabeth also served as Chairman of Caltex Australia Limited.

Laureate Professor Adrienne Clarke AC

Professor Adrienne Clarke AC is Chancellor of La Trobe University and Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne.

She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and is a Foreign Member of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor Clarke has served as a director for many public companies including Alcoa of Australia, Woolworths, WMC and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare. She recently retired as a Director of Hexima.

Professor Clarke also serves on advisory boards including the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology and the Australian Advisory Board of The Nature Conservancy. Professor Clarke has served as President of the International Society for Plant Molecular Biology and was Chairman of the CSIRO from 1991 to 1996. She was Lieutenant Governor of Victoria from 1997 to 2000. Her work as a scientist is in the field of genetic engineering of plants, particularly creating plants resistant to insect attack and fungal diseases.

Professor Julian Disney AO

Professor Julian Disney AO is Director of the Social Justice Project at the University of NSW.

He is also the Chair of Australian Press Council, Anti-Poverty Week, the National Affordable Housing Summit and the National Community Tax Forum. Professor Disney has previously been a Law Reform Commissioner, Coordinator of the Sydney Welfare Rights Centre, Professor of Public Law at ANU, President of the Australian Council of Social Service, and World President of the International Council on Social Welfare, which represents national social welfare organisations from more than 80 countries.

He has chaired three independent inquiries, and been a member of many advisory committees for governments at national and state level. In 1995, Professor Disney was appointed an officer in the Order of Australia for service to the development of economic and social policy and to the law, and he has been awarded an honorary Doctorate of Laws by the University of NSW.

Laureate Professor Peter Doherty AC

Laureate Professor Peter Doherty AC shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1996 with Swiss colleague Rolf Zinkernagel for their discovery of how the immune system recognises virus-infected cells.

He was Australian of the Year in 1997, and has since been commuting between St Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne. His research is mainly in the area of defence against viruses. He regularly devotes time to delivering public lectures, writing articles for newspapers and magazines, and participating in radio discussions.

Professor Doherty graduated from the University of Queensland in Veterinary Science and became a veterinary officer. Moving to Scotland, he received his PhD from the University of Edinburgh Medical School. He is the first person with a veterinary qualification to win a Nobel Prize. Professor Doherty is also the author of several books, including A Light History of Hot Air and The Beginners Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize.

Peter Duncan AO

Peter Duncan AO was born in Buckinghamshire, England in 1941. The family moved to New Zealand in 1949. 

He graduated with First Class Honours in Chemical Engineering from Canterbury University, NZ in 1962 and with a post-graduate Diploma in Business Studies (with Distinction) from the London School of Economics in 1965. He spent most of 1964 in France on a bursary from the French government to work in the French chemical industry. 

Peter joined the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of companies in London in 1965 and worked in a diverse range of finance and general management positions throughout the group. Between 1965 and 1982, he worked in Venezuela, Curacao, London and Singapore, following which he was Managing Director of Shell Switzerland and then Vice President Marketing for Europe in The Hague. From 1989 to 1992, he was Executive Director Finance and Information of Shell Australia, and a board member of Woodside Petroleum. 

From 1992 to 1997 he was Chief Executive of Deutsche Shell, a member of the board of the Oil Industry Association in Germany and a member of the advisory board of Commerzbank. In August 1997, Peter assumed the position of non-executive Chairman of Shell New Zealand and Shell New Zealand Holding Company. In September 1997, he was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer, Shell Oceania; Executive Director Oil Products, Shell Australia; and a director of various Shell Pacific Island companies. From 1999 to 2001, he was Chairman of the Australian Institute of Petroleum.

Peter was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Shell Group of Companies in Australia on 1 July 1999, and retired from this position at the end of September 2001. He is Chairman of Scania Australia and of the Cranlana Programme Foundation. He has been the Chairman of Orica (2009-2014), a director of the CSIRO (2002-2005), NAB (2001-2008) and GasNet (2001-2005), and a member of the advisory board of Siemens (2001-2004). 

Peter is a member of the Global Foundation, the Melbourne Club, the Wellington Club in New Zealand, the Kew Golf Club and the Rotary Club of Melbourne. He is a member of the foundation board of the Very Special Kids Foundation. In September 2001 until December 2005, Peter was President of the Australian German Association. He continues to be a member. Peter speaks German, Danish, French and Spanish. On Australia Day 2000, Peter became an Australian citizen.

The Hon. Martin Ferguson AM

Martin Ferguson has a long history of public service and work in economic and social policy.

From 1984 until 1990, Martin served as the General Secretary of the Miscellaneous Workers Union, and from 1990 until 1996, as President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU). As a senior trade union official, from 1984 until 1996, he sat on the ACTU National Executive, participating directly in shaping and implementing many of the economic reforms of the Hawke and Keating governments. In March 1996, Martin was elected as a Member of the Federal Parliament in the seat of Batman, in Melbourne, which he held until retiring at the 2014 election.

He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in June 1996. During the Howard Government, Martin served in a range of economic shadow portfolios, including Employment and Training; Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; Regional Development, Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Services and Population; Urban and Regional Development, Transport and Infrastructure; Primary Industries, Resources, Forestry and Tourism; and Transport, Roads and Tourism. Upon the Rudd Government assuming office in December 2007, Martin was appointed the Minister for Resources and Energy and the Minister for Tourism, and acted as the Chair of the Standing Council on Resources and Energy and the Ministerial Council for Tourism.

He held the Resources, Energy and Tourism portfolios until March 2013, when he resigned from the Ministry. Martin is Chairman of the advisory board to the Australian oil and gas industry association, APPEA; is an executive with the Seven Group Holdings with responsibility for natural resources and is a Non-Executive Director of British Gas. In March 2014, Martin was appointed to Chair of the University College of London's Adelaide Advisory Board. Martin is also a pro bono member of the University of Western Australia's advisory board on resources and energy. Martin has an honours degree in economics from Sydney University.

Prof. Margaret Gardner AC

Professor Margaret Gardner AC is President and Vice-Chancellor of Monash University.

She has previously held leadership positions at RMIT, the University of Queensland and Griffith University. Professor Gardner is the Interim Chair of the Group of Eight Universities and was Chair of Universities Australia from 2017-2019. She is a Director of Infrastructure Victoria, the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) and a member of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Inclusion and Diversity Committee. 

Professor Gardner’s previous roles include Chair of the Expert Panel of the Office of Learning and Teaching, Chair of Museum Victoria, Board member of the Australian-American Fulbright Commission and ANZAC Centenary Advisory Board.

Professor Sandra Harding AO

Professor Sandra Harding took up her appointment as Vice-Chancellor and President of James Cook University Australia in January 2007.

In this role, she is responsible for ensuring clear and effective leadership and management of the University across all operating sites, including campuses in Townsville, Cairns and Singapore. Educated at the Australian National University, the University of Queensland and North Carolina State University (USA), Professor Harding is an economic sociologist with a keen scholarly interest in markets and how they work, and organisation survey methodology.

She also has a keen professional interest in education policy and management. Professor Harding has extensive academic and academic leadership experience. In addition, she has undertaken a wide variety of senior university-aligned roles as well as memberships/directorships of a variety of local, national and international boards and councils.

Current roles include: Member, the Australia-China Council Board; Co-Chair, the New Colombo Plan; Member, International Education and Training Advisory Council Queensland; Director, Regional Australia Institute; Council Member, the Australian Institute for Marine Science; Director, North Queensland Cowboys NRL club; Member, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) Advisory Board; Member, Australian Research Council (ARC) Advisory Board; Director of Townsville Enterprises and of Advance Cairns (regional economic development bodies).

Previous external roles include: Commissioner, Queensland Independent Commission of Audit (March 2012 to February 2013); Australia's representative, University Grants Commission for the University of the South Pacific; Chair, Australian Statistics Advisory Council; Member, HIH Assessment Review Panel; Board member, Skills Queensland; Board member, Australian Learning and Teaching Council; Chairman, Brisbane Marketing; Director, Australian Institute for Commercialisation; Director, Global Foundation for Management Education (Montreal); Chair, Innovative Research Universities (an alliance of seven Australian universities: Charles Darwin, Griffith, La Trobe, Flinders, Murdoch, Newcastle and James Cook universities); Inaugural President, Australian Business Deans Council; Vice-President, Australian Universities Community Engagement Alliance.

In 2003, Professor Harding was recognised as North Carolina State University's College of Humanities and Social Sciences Distinguished Alumna for that year. In 2010, she received an Honorary Doctorate for services to education from Japan's Josai International University, and in 2012, she was recognised as an Honorary Fellow of the Australian College of Educators (ACE) and was named the ACE 2012 Queensland Medallist "…in recognition of her leadership of education in the tropics that has seen a new academic emphasis on life and the people of the tropics".

Professor Harding is an Honorary Fellow of the Australian College of Educators, Fellow of the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.

Dr Allan Hawke AC

Dr Allan Hawke AC was born in Canberra on 18 February 1948, educated in Queanbeyan and at the Australian National University.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours (1970) and Doctor of Philosophy (1976). Dr Hawke joined the Commonwealth Public Service in 1974 as an Administrative Trainee with the Public Service Board, and he rose through the ranks to Deputy Secretary in Defence and Prime Minister and Cabinet; Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Keating; and Secretary of Veterans' Affairs, Transport and Regional Services, and Defence.

He completed his public service as High Commissioner to New Zealand, retiring on 27 February 2006 to become Chancellor of the Australian National University for a three-year term. Dr Hawke was appointed a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Public Administration in 1998 and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management in 1999 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to public service. In 2001, he became a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

The Australian Financial Review Boss Magazine named him one of Australia's top 30 true leaders in its inaugural list in 2001. A recipient of the Centenary Medal in 2003, Dr Hawke was appointed a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the 2010 Queen's Birthday List for eminent service to public administration. Dr Hawke now serves on a number of boards, has conducted a series of government inquiries, and he is involved in a range of charitable, community and sporting organisations.

Dr Ken Henry AC

Dr Ken Henry AC is a Director of National Australia Bank and Chair of the Advisory Council of the SMART Infrastructure Facility at the University of Wollongong.

For a decade commencing in April 2001, he was Secretary to the Treasury, a member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia and a member of the Board of Taxation. Dr Henry chaired the panel that produced the most comprehensive review of Australia's tax and transfer policies, Australia's Future Tax System, published in 2010. More than a decade earlier he chaired the Howard Government's Task Force that produced A New Tax System. In 2007, Dr Henry was made a Companion in the Order of Australia.

The Hon. John Howard OM AC

John Winston Howard served as Australia’s Prime Minister between March 1996 and November 2007. 

He is the nation’s second longest serving Prime Minister, was a Member of Parliament for 33 years, and was Treasurer in an earlier government. Under his leadership Australia enjoyed continued economic growth averaging 3.6 per cent per annum. His government delivered major economic reform in the areas of taxation, workplace relations, privatisation and welfare. $96 billion of government debt was repaid during the time in office of the Howard Government.

When it left office in November 2007 the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia had no net debt, and its budget was in surplus. This strong fiscal position was a major reason why Australia suffered relatively few consequences from the global financial crisis. Under John Howard’s leadership Australia strongly supported the United States and other nations in the fight against terrorism. Australia contributed military forces to operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Australia also led the United Nations sanctioned Interfet force following East Timor’s vote for independence.  The Howard Government strengthened bilateral ties between Australia and many nations in Asia. During Mr Howard’s time as Prime Minister, China became Australia’s largest export destination. Mr Howard is a Companion of the Order of Australia and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States by President George W Bush. In January 2012, Queen Elizabeth II appointed Mr Howard to the Order of Merit. In 2013, on the recommendation of the Japanese Government, he was awarded the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun. 

Graham Kraehe AO

Mr Graham Kraehe is Chairman of BlueScope Steel, Chairman of Brambles and a Director of Djerriwarrh Investments and the Reserve Bank of Australia.

He was previously Chairman of National Australia Bank and a Director of News Corporation. Mr Kraehe's executive career spanned 30 years as CEO of a number of businesses in the diversified industrial and wine sectors including Pacific BBA and Southcorp. Both businesses had a number of operations in Asia and North America.  He is a Director of European Australian Business Council. 

Mr Kraehe has had many business and community roles including national President of the Australian Industry Group and Chairman of the Future Directions Forum. In 2003, he was made a member of the Order of Australia for services to industry and the environment.

John Langoulant AO

John Langoulant AO has held CEO positions in government and the business community for almost 20 years, currently chairing government, corporate, and not-for-profit entities and consult to the education, banking and resources sector.

John is the Chairman of Westpac WA and Chairman of the Government Employee Superannuation Board. John has been recognised for his activities in the community sector by being made an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2010 and Western Australian Citizen of the Year (in the Industry and Commerce Division) in 2011. John former President of  the State Advisory Council of CEDA in Western Australia.

John Massey

John Massey has extensive commercial and leadership experience as a Chairman, Director and Chief Executive spanning many different industries.

John is currently Chairman of Transurban Queensland (formerly Queensland Motorways), UQ Holdings, and the Stockyard Beef Group. His previous appointments include such diverse companies as Brisbane Airport, Cardno, Dairy Australia, Grainco, MicroMedical, QDL Pharmaceuticals, Sunstate Cement and Thomas Cook. John is a former Director, National Treasurer and President – Queensland of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

In 2006, he was made a Life Fellow of the AICD for eminence in the field of directorship and was subsequently awarded the 2010 Gold Medal which recognises the Outstanding Company Director in Queensland for achievements in corporate life and to the community. John and his wife Sally have been involved in a range of community activities including as the primary carers for many newly born pre-adoptive babies with special needs.

Dr Stuart McGill

Dr McGill joined Esso Australia in 1969.

His 38-year career in the energy business took him to all significant oil and gas production and processing areas of the world. At retirement, he was a member of Exxon Mobil Corporation's Management Committee with functional responsibility for the global upstream businesses (Exploration, Development, Production, Gas and Power Marketing, Research). During his career, Dr McGill lived and worked in Australia, Europe, South-East Asia and America.

He was Managing Director, Esso Production Malaysia; Chairman and Managing Director, Esso Australia; President, Esso Benelux; President, Exxon Company International; President, ExxonMobil Gas and Power Marketing Company; and President, ExxonMobil Production Company. Dr McGill completed his undergraduate (1964) and doctorate (1969) degrees in Chemical Engineering at the University of Sydney. He was awarded a Sydney University Sports Blue in Boat in 1961.

He is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, a Fellow of Engineers Australia and a Life Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He is a board member of The Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering at Sydney University and a board member of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Foundation at Sydney University.

Andrew Mohl

Andrew Mohl is a Director of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, former Chairman of the Federal Government's Export Finance and Insurance Corporation, and an executive coach to chief executive officers. 

He is also a member of the Board of Governors for CEDA, the Corporate Council of the European Australian Business Council and ASIC's External Advisory Panel. Andrew was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of AMP from 2002 to 2007. He has over 35 years of financial services experience.

Terry Moran AC

Terry Moran AC was, as Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australia's most senior public servant, from 2008 to 2011. 

His current roles include: Chancellor, Federation University; Chair, Melbourne Theatre Company; Chair, Centre for Policy Development; Vice President, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research; Director, Menzies Foundation; and Ambassador, Teach for Australia. He spent his early career as a public servant in the Australian (Commonwealth) and Victorian Public Services.  Moran's first position as a public sector CEO was as Chief Executive of the Office of the State Training Board in Victoria from late 1987 until May 1993. 

In May 1993, he was appointed as the first Chief Executive Officer of the Australian National Training Authority in Brisbane. In August 1998, he became Queensland's Director-General of Education. Moran was appointed Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet for the State of Victoria in July 2000 and held this position until his appointment as Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in early 2008.
 
Honours
 
On 12 June 2006, Moran was named an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for "service to public sector leadership in key policy areas and program implementation, including technical and further education at state and national levels". On 26 January 2012, the Governor General named Moran as a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for "eminent service to the community through public sector leadership, as a significant contributor to policy development, program delivery and effective governance, and to the implementation of contemporary government administration.” This is the highest honour bestowed on an Australian.
 
On 19 December 2017, Moran was admitted to the degree of Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) at La Trobe University, Melbourne in recognition of “significant contributions to policy development, program delivery and effective governance, and to contemporary government administration”.

David Mortimer AO

David Mortimer has over 40 years of corporate finance and commercial experience.

He was a senior executive of TNT Limited Group from 1973, serving as Finance Director and then as Chief Executive Officer until his resignation in October 1997. He is currently Chairman of Australia Post, Crescent Capital Partners and Leighton Holdings. Mr Mortimer is a member of the Defence Strategic Reform Advisory Board and was Chairman of Defence Procurement Advisory Board from 2004 to 2008. Mr Mortimer has been a professional director and investor. He has chaired several publicly listed companies in addition to his current directorships.

He has also served on boards and not-for-profit organisations. In 2008, Mr Mortimer was appointed by the Federal Government to conduct two reviews: the review of Export Policies and Programs, Winning in World Markets, and the Defence Procurement and Sustainment Review,Going to the Next level. Both reviews were released at the end of September 2008. Mr Mortimer also completed a review into Business Programmes for the Federal Government in 1998,Going for Growth. Mr Mortimer was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2005.

Warren Mundine AO

Warren Mundine AO is from the First Australian Nations of Bundjalung and the Gumbaynggirr people on the North Coast of New South Wales. 

His life and career have been shaped by a deep-seated personal commitment to community, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, and he has more than 26 years' experience working in the public, private and community sectors. Mr Mundine is currently Chief Executive Officer of NTSCORP, a company in New South Wales that assists Traditional Owners to achieve social justice and promote economic, environmental and cultural development through Native Title and other avenues. 

As Chair of the Australian Indigenous Chamber of Commerce, Mr Mundine provides national leadership for initiatives to promote economic development and help Indigenous people break the welfare cycle, such as the Australian Employment Covenant and the First Australians Business Awards. Mr Mundine has been recognised for his community, government and business achievements by being awarded Doctor of the University (honoris causa) Southern Cross University. He has also been awarded the Centenary Medal for services to the community and local government, and the Bennelong Medal for Leadership in Indigenous Affairs.

Dr Kerry Schott AO

Kerry Schott is Chair of the Energy Security Board, Chair of Moorebank Intermodal Company, a Director of NBN, and a Director of TCorp NSW.

She also chairs the Assurance Board for Sydney Metro, and is a member of the Advisory Board for City and SouthEast Light Rail. Kerry was Managing Director and CEO of Sydney Water from 2006 to 2011. Before that, Kerry spent 15 years as an investment banker, including as Managing Director of Deutsche Bank and Executive Vice President of Bankers Trust Australia. During this time she specialised in privatisation, restructuring, and infrastructure provision. Prior to becoming an investment banker Kerry was a public servant and an academic. 

Dr John Schubert AO

Dr John Schubert AO is the Chairman of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and a Director of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc. 

He is the former Chairman of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, a position he held from 2004 until his retirement in 2010. Dr John Schubert was appointed to the Board of the Commonwealth Bank in 1991 and was Deputy Chairman from 2000 to 2004. He is Chairman of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, and is a past President of the Business Council of Australia and previous Chairman of G2 Therapies. From 2000 to 2003, Dr John Schubert was a Director of Hanson, and from 2002 to 2004 he was Chairman of Worley Group.

From 1993 to 2000, he was Managing Director and CEO of Pioneer International. In 1969, Dr John Schubert commenced his career with Esso Australia as a professional engineer on the various oil and gas production facilities for the Bass Strait Field. He held various supervising and management positions with Esso in Australia and overseas before he was appointed Chairman and Managing Director in 1988. He held this position until 1993.

Dr Ziggy Switkowski AO

Dr Switkowski is Chancellor of RMIT University and Chairman of NBN Co.

Dr Switkowski is a former Chairman of Suncorp Group, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation and of Opera Australia. He has also served as a non-executive director on the boards of Tabcorp Holdings, Healthscope, Oil Search, Lynas and Amcor.

He has previously held positions as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Telstra Corporation Limited and Optus Communications Ltd.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

In 2014, Dr Switkowski was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of service to tertiary education administration, scientific organisations and the telecommunications sector, to business, and to the arts.

Richard Warburton AO LVO

Richard Warburton is currently Chairman of Westfield Retail Trust, Magellan Flagship Fund and Citigroup. 

He also serves as Chairman of the Commonwealth Studies Conference, Vice Chair of the Council on Australian Latin American Relations and a Member of the Advisory Council of the Centre for Social Impact. Richard Warburton is a former Chairman and CEO of Dupont Australia and New Zealand, and he worked with Dupont for 30 years in marketing, manufacturing, technical and management roles in Australia, USA and Thailand. 

He was a Board Member of the Reserve Bank of Australia; Chairman of the Australian Board of Taxation, Caltex Australia, David Jones, Goldfields, Tandou and Wool International; and a Director of Southcorp, Tabcorp Holdings, Nufarm and other companies.

Peter Wills AC

Peter Wills has been involved in property development and business management for over 40 years and is widely acknowledged as a prominent leader in the Australian property industry.

In addition to his property experience, he has had an influential role in furthering Australia's health and medical research sector. Having become Chairman of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in the early 1990s, he was appointed by the Federal Government as Chairman of the Health and Medical Research Strategic Review (Wills Review) in 1998, which contributed significantly to major funding increases and restructuring of the sector generally.

Following this review, he was appointed Chairman of the Australian Research Council and was a Member of the Prime Minister's Science, Engineering and Innovations Council (PMSEIC). In 2001, he was awarded as a Companion of the General Division of the Order of Australia.

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